Can too much alcohol cause hemochromatosis?

Causes for non-genetic hemochromatosis.
Can too much alcohol cause this condition? Will anything help me get better or is it permanent now for me? If so, will no longer drinking improve or treat the condition? I admitted to my doctor I have been drinking excessive amounts everyday because I’ve been unable to control extreme stress in my live. She sent me for blood tests, which revealed very high iron levels, but it used to always be low, or low side of normal range before the stress & drinking. I am a 52 yr old female of northern English parents.

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Ahmed Fawzy
9:43 pm

In my opinion alcohol can cause hemochromatosis which can be fixed or improved by stoping alcohol use , you should try to avoid vitamin c and iron in diet untill it is fixed
You need to check your liver for and damage see if it is reversable or managable

Good Luck

Ayman Darrag
5:34 am

Yes alcoholism is a cause of hemochromatosis and it can be resolved by stopping alcohol but if a damage has occured to the liver you need to know that it can be irreversible …but you can stop it from getting worse. .
Get a liver function test and USG done.

5:50 am

yes,too much alcohol can cause hemochromatosis,but it is not the only cause.
u need a detailed evaluation to rule out other causes of hemochromatosis.
get liver function tests and if needed CT abdomen with guided liver biopsy.
abstinence from alcohol and high carb diet will help.

prashant gaikwad
12:00 pm

alcohol can cause hemochromatosis for sure.
stopping of alcohol and doing regular liver function tests will help

Masr Fawzy
3:33 pm

Ofcourse there is a v close link bet. Them

Quit alcohol intake
Phlebotomy and fe chelation is gonna be your next step…

If u wanna rule out any genetic accusation .. do genetic testing: Examination of HFE mutations (C282Y, H63D) is pivotal for diagnosis of hemochromatosis